The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is seeking a strong academic leader to serve as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery will be responsible for leadership and development of a nationally-recognized Center of Excellence in Cardiothoracic Surgery located in Huntington, West Virginia. The position is a joint appointment between the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and St. Mary’s Medical Center, one of the teaching hospitals affiliated with Mountain Health Network.
Formed on May 1, 2018, Mountain Health Network, Inc., is a West Virginia-based not-for-profit health care system comprised of Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Pleasant Valley Hospital. Mountain Health Network, Inc. is committed to improving the health and well-being of the more than one million people in 23 counties in West Virginia, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
Under this newly formed system, the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery will direct and oversee multidisciplinary teams for surgical treatment of diseases related to the cardiovascular system, organize research initiatives, seek and acquire grants, and supervise and produce publications and presentations at prestigious venues nationally.
- Board certification in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
- Fellowship training in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- A distinguished record of exemplary clinical practice
- Experience in developing and supervising research programs
- A history of success in obtaining research funding from the AHA, NIH or other major cardiovascular surgery clinical trials organizations
- A faculty rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at a qualified academic institution
- Demonstrated skill in attracting, mentoring and retaining faculty
- Experience working successfully and collaboratively with colleagues, community leaders/physicians, and hospital administration